BVB had a very bitter Champions League night and lost 3-1 at Sporting Lisbon. This means that eliminating Borussia after the group stage can no longer be prevented.
Here you can read everything about the game in the live ticker.
The goals of the Portuguese, who have nine points due to the success, scored Pedro Gonçalves with a brace and Pedro Porro with a penalty margin. Shortly before the third goal, substitute Emre Can received a controversial red card after an alleged assault. Donyell Malen’s goal came too late.
With a one-goal defeat, BVB could at least theoretically have hoped to progress if they won against Besiktas on the final matchday. Now, however, the black and yellow team will continue in the unloved Europa League over the coming year.
“It was a shitty night. We went out, that’s the bitter truth. Sporting did nothing for the game and won 3-1. It’s hard to accept,” said Marco Reus to DAZN and admitted, “We didn’t play our best game. We always discuss the same mistakes we make. It’s hard to find words. Completely unnecessary.
Coach Marco Rose also referred to a “bitter loss that was a” turning point. “It is too easy to achieve our goals. The opponent was more intransigent and more consistent in some actions. We have to work in the coming weeks to become more intransigent and more consistent.”
BVB scores: catastrophic defensive trio – Reus all pale
Borussia Dortmund are eliminated from the Champions League after a 3-1 loss to Sporting Lisbon. Several BVB players had a dark day. Individual ratings and reviews.
GREGOR KOBEL: Was not to blame for the goals against, even retained the penalty to make it 3-0 on the first attempt and prevented another Sporting goal with a solid save against Sarabia shortly after the break. Note 3.
THOMAS MEUNIER: It started out very strong, but gradually fell apart as the game progressed. Before the 0: 2, he did not put enough pressure on his opponent. Level 4.
MANUEL AKANJI: The only BVB defender who still radiated reasonably safe and who also offered a good opening. Note 3.
MARIN PONGRACIC: Poor communication with Schulz before 0: 1, weak duel and positional play before 0: 2 – no convincing performance from Mats Hummels’ replacement. Level 4.
NICO SCHULZ: Joined the starting XI of Guerreiro, who was injured during the warm-up. To blame for the first goal with a glaring error. Stayed in the cabin for the break. Score: 5.5.
REINIER JESUS: Had his chance early on, but didn’t use it after a good start. Weak: his tackling behavior before second goal, when he ignored his opponent behind the back and did not pursue. Level 4.
AXEL WITSEL: Calm imagination. One of the many matches this season has been played by the Belgian. Rose took him off the field after 66 minutes. Rating: 4.5.
JUDE BELLINGHAM: Barely took place in the first round, but improved with the break and was Dortmund’s best in the second round. It was still not enough. Note 3.
MARCO REUS: Picked up a lot of balls from behind, but with his pale performance he symbolized BVB’s tired offensive play. After all, he delivered the assist to Malen’s goal in stoppage time. Score: 4.5.
JULIAN BRANDT: Considered Dortmund’s strongest attacking player all season. Well combined with his colleagues, dared to do a lot and launched the only goal of the BVB. Rating: 3.5
DONYELL MALEN: Very lively appearance in the first half, missed the best chance of the game for BVB shortly before the break. At halftime two long pale – but with the goal of consolation. Rating: 3.5.
EMRE CAN: Replaced Schulz in the second half and did a solid defensive job. Did his colleagues a disservice with his – albeit tough – sacking 15 minutes before the end. Score: 5.5.
MAHMOUD DAHOUD: Came 25 minutes before the end for Witsel. No longer seemed remarkable. Level 4.
STEFFEN TIGGES: He came in in the 67th minute for Pongracic and should take care of the goals. But remained ineffective except for a mini-chance. Level 4.
DAN-AXEL ZAGADOU: Replaced Reinier in the 67th minute and had a final phase to forget. He was responsible for the sanction that ultimately made the decision. Score: 5.5.
Sporting – BVB: The analysis
Sporting got off to a strong start and put BVB under direct pressure after their own kick-off. After a corner from the Portuguese, Dortmund did not initially recover the ball from the sixteenth. After five minutes, the Rose-Elf came into play better and took control, while Sporting waited only for counterattacks and standards. BVB tried to put pressure on Sporting from the start, forced the hosts to lose a ball and widened their game. However, there was a lack of ideas in setting up the game, and there was no there hadn’t been any really significant actions. A single Malen action and a free kick from the right half were Borussia’s only approach goals.
In the 30th minute, what had been a fairly uneventful game then took a turn when Schulz completely misjudged a long Coates ball and let the ball pass. Goncalves escaped from Pongracic and easily pushed past Kobel for the lead. The first goal woke up both Sporting supporters and Amorim’s team. Just nine minutes later, the Portuguese stepped up to the plate: a tackle from Akanji was the unintentional preparatory work of Goncalves, who took too much space from Reinier and dreamily transformed the ball from nearly 20 yards to the top left to bring the score to 2-0.
In direct return, Malen had a great opportunity to score the next goal, but Sporting were able to erase their conclusion just before the line. Dortmund seemed to play the part a bit, while Sporting, backed by their own backing, continued to push and stayed compact.
At half-time, Can came for Schulz. Dortmund had to take more risks, which gave Sporting more space: after a corner from Dortmund, Kobel thwarted a great counter-attack against Sarabia in great distress (48th). BVB also had a lot of possession in the opposing half of the field in the second half, but still lacked ideas, Dortmund lost many balls in the forward movement and played their own opportunities poorly. Westphalia recorded just two shots on goal within 45 seconds.
After rudder training, Can flew off the pitch with a smooth red. And it got even worse for Borussia: the Cerro Grande referee decided after video evidence of a penalty kick, that Kobel parried first. However, Porro led the rebound to 3-0. In downtime, times reduced to 1: 3 (90th + 3).
Sporting – BVB: The compositions
Athletic: Adan – Feddal, Coates, Goncalo Inacio – Palhinha, Nunes – Porro (88th Ugarte), Reis (67th Esgaio) – Goncalves (88th Nazinho), Paulinho (82nd Tiago Tomas), Sarabia (67th Santos)
BVB: Kobel – Meunier, Pongracic (67th Tigges), Akanji, Schulz (46th Can) – Witsel (66th Dahoud) – Reinier (66th Zagadou), Bellingham – Brandt, Reus, Malen
Sporting – BVB: The game data
Doors: 1: 0 Goncalves (30th), 2: 0 Goncalves (39th), 3: 0 Porro (81st), 3: 1 painting (90th + 2)
- Marco Reus crowned himself the BVB CL record holder with his 55th appearance. Before that, he shared the disc with Lukasz Piszczek. Next is Mats Hummels.
- Without Erling Haaland – absent due to injury – Borussia Dortmund had only scored five goals in four UEFA Champions League games (1.25 on average), with him it was 20 in 12 matches (1. 7). Since his debut for the club in February 2020, the Norway international has been involved in 60% of Dortmund’s 25 goals in CL (13 goals, 2 assists).
The star of the game: Pedro Gonçalves (Sportsman)
BVB shocked with his brace in the first half. The striker dreamily scored the 2-0 with a long-range shot of almost 20 yards. Also an asset in the second half, initiated many Sporting counterattacks. His point failure was irrelevant. Had the most at Sporting with four shots.
The flop of the game: Nico Schulz (BVB)
Completely miscalculated before the 0: 1 with a long Sporting ball. Then too careless in the recoil movement. After Schulz entered the starting XI for the struggling Guerreiro, his working day ended after 45 minutes.
The referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande (Spain)
At first I didn’t have much trouble directing the game. Perform controversial scenes. The first yellow card was not given until the 55th minute, but Can sent after a fight and violence with a direct red from the field. An extremely questionable decision. Then lost some control over the game, which was characterized by many little nicknames. According to video evidence, gave Sporting an undisputed penalty to bring the score to 3-0.